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Daughters Of Poseidon - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Daughters Of Poseidon
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BA SCORE
86
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black India Pale Ale brewed with Oysters

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-27-2014)
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Reviews by Pahn:
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a huge offwhite head with almost eternal retention. Pours a dark brown and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops and some cocoa-like dark malt. Pretty good.

Taste: Roasted malt and somewhat earthy, citrusy hops up front. Some cookie flavors evoked by the creamy mouthfeel and dark malts. Dry, salty finish (placebo? ...no, it's pretty salty).

The malt flavor has a real burst aspect to it (hoppy and husky up front then a *surge* of sweeter, more characterful malt flavor) that's giving me good sense memories of great stouts past. Really like how the super creamy feel + sweetish malts play off the dryness and saltiness at the end. 8% ABV is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel: Stunning mouthfeel for a black IPA. Starts with some juicy/watery hop earthiness but then smooths wayyyy out to coffee milkshake creaminess (creamier than good nitro stouts), then dries up and leaves a salty aftertaste. Medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Wow factor, as they say.

Overall: Unique, well crafted beer. Not entirely sure what the oysters did, but I suspect they helped. I already was a believer in DC Brau. This beer raises Baxter's profile for me a bit as well.

Pahn, Jul 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jason, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, black in color, low carbonation, opaque

Smell: earth, pine and citrus fruits

Taste: earth, pine, dark chocolate, and citrus fruits

Mouthfeel:sweet start with roasty bitter middle and finish, medium bodied with medium carbonation

Overall: An ok to slightly above average black IPA. I did not get much of the brininess that I was expecting from the oysters. I could have this again or just as well pass.

tigg924, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

sgn4779, Jun 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

HopAttack3, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Iparedman, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Ace1117, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Denzo, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

PaleAndBitter, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

liquorpig, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Full 12oz. poured into a nonic pint glass at Meridian Pint.

Faint tan chestnut head half a finger presented, with thick lacing of sheets down the glass. Deep walnut brown body to match up and slight opaque character. Pretty solid.

Aromas of clean grapefruit and mild roast and some slight tropical indistinct fruit. Very small at first, but subsequent sips and warmth it really opens up. Char character on this is much toned down and no hint of brine or salt. Still as black IPAs come this is giving the goods.

Real nice palate. Finally some charing roast comes out with minimal bitterness on the finish. Finally some brine like character comes out that really seems to effect the carbonation and playfulness on the palate. Almost a hint of salt. Rich and warm, much grapefruit/citrus like flavors to match, that intensifies as it warms.

Overall the oysters don't jar me , and this comes out like a solid black IPA that I could have again easily. Real nice job on this one.

smakawhat, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

hockeypuck, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ddedhed, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of ColdOneKev
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown-black some highlights at the edges. Small slightly off-white head. Left tons of lacing.

S - Not much there, some roasty notes. No real detectable hops. Maybe some earthy hops, but this could've just been a mild.

T - Ah there's the hops I was looking for. Roasty notes quickly balanced by earthy, herbal hops, then the coffee, dark malts re-establish their presence. Nice back and forth.

M - Medium to thick body, low carbonation. Coats the palate and lingers. Nothing crisp about this brew. Admittedly, I am not experienced with the oyster brews. I imagine this might be the desired quality?

O - A fine brew. Nice to see a collaboration between DC Brau and Baxter. Probably wouldn't seek out again, but happy to have enjoyed.

ColdOneKev, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JohnnyB, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Stum-pub, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RichIron883, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beaut of a can. Cola colored liquid with a thick tan head. Bright citrus aroma jumps out of the can with an odd seaweed/tidepool in back. Hops simmer down a bit once the beer is in my glass.

Smooth mouth fell up front then dry, roast smoke then a briny finish. Citrus hops are there but they meld subtly with the roast malt. With some much going on (hops vs. roast malt vs. brine) I thought this would be a mess but it has a definite, well executed direction.

donkeyrunner, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

bmurph20, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

msondel, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

NHhomebrewguy, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

thomas2357, Jun 26, 2014
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Daughters Of Poseidon from Baxter Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.